Mathieu Baril, a Montreal independent photographer, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography with distinction in 2009 from Concordia University. Baril’s work is documentary and utopian in its approach, as can be seen in his Concrete Architecture series of buildings of the 1960s and 70s. Baril’s response to Star Blanket by Wally Dion focuses on the relationship between the maker and the object and how human beings create their own environments. This interrelation can be expressed in a building, a quilt, or a photograph. Baril links his interest in man-made spaces, controlled and designed by man, with the ideas that Dion expresses in his work. In this work Baril captures a sublime human setting that can only be accessed through contemplation.